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5.0 out of 5 stars A Perfect Combination of Form and Function!, July 4, 2009
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This review is from: Omega Men's 2210.51.00 Seamaster Planet Ocean Automatic Chronometer Chronograph Watch (Watch)
I saw this watch in a display case at an authorized dealer for first time earlier this year and was drawn to it instantly! I've always been drawn to diving watches and chronographs. As such, I own a Rolex Submariner and an Omega Speedmaster Professional--both classic watches. The Submariner has an impressive depth rating (300 meters) and the famous "cyclops" date display. The Speedmaster has the chronograph function but no date and needs to be manually wound. It is rated to 100 meters. I've always wanted to acquire a watch that combined them both. The older Seamaster Professional Chronograph, with its 300 meter rating, came close, but I've never took to the styling of the watch nor the bracelet on it. I like the styling of the Rolex Daytona, but it does not have the sufficient depth rating for my liking (only 100m), and the chronograph pushers have to be screwed down for underwater activities. Furthermore, it has no date display. Then came this new Seamaster Planet Ocean Chronograph that combines all that I've ever wanted in a sports watch: a diver with 600 meter rating, a chronograph with pushers that do not have to be locked down for diving, an automatic (i.e., self-winding) with a date display. On top of all this, a beautifully finished watch with impeccable styling and a thick, sturdy, understated bracelet (so much better than any Rolex bracelets, including the recently redesigned ones).

Did I buy it? Yes, soon thereafter, from the authorized dealer, rather than from Amazon, at a higher price for the three-year warranty and my peace of mind of its authenticity. Having worn it every day for several months now, I've been impressed with its accuracy: the new co-axial movement of the new Seamaster appears to give it a better accuracy than all other automatic watches I've ever owned: -1 to 1 second per day depending the resting position of the watch at night. The only potential drawbacks to this watch that I want to note is its hefty weight and large size. However, I should also note that the watch works for me despite my relatively thin wrist (7 inches). So, if you have a similar passion, or even obsession, go and check out this watch.
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Initial post: Oct 15, 2011 5:10:51 AM PDT
JJG. says:
I have the PO chrono. too and indeed it is a wonderful watch.I have the stainless steel bracelet and the leather band.
I also have the Rolex Deepsea Seadweller( with the current new recently redesigned SS bracelet) and although both of the respective SS bands are of top quality the rolex band is superior for only one reason - the adjustability range without taking off the watch nor removing links.It is adjustable in 1.8mm increments up to 12mm.It is excellent if your wrist swells up slightly from exercise or even the weather.I mention this because ALL SS watch bands should have such a feature!It is as user friendly and well fitting as a leather band and truly elevates the roller into a practical everyday watch (despite its outrageously high price of course... LOL)

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 10, 2013 5:36:37 AM PDT
R. Kim says:
Cool! I think I'm going to have to get the new Sea Dweller....
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